Alexandra Burke may have taken the world by storm with her fantabulous vocal skills and THAT duet with actual bloomin’ Beyonce, but the X Factor 2008 winner doesn’t think that she’d be able to hack going on the show again.
And no, it’s not because Mel B is too close to her Scary Spice persona for comfort, OR the fact that Simon Cowell‘s teeth are gradually getting too bright and shiny to look at without eye protection, but because the entire competition has become really, really hard.
Speaking exclusively to Yahoo at Tia Maria’s after party for Eva Longoria’s Global Gift Gala, Alexandra revealed that she was backing this year’s favourite, Andrea Faustini, to take home the crown.
However, when asked if watching the show made her want to get back on it, she replied: “No! Not at all.
“It’s not because I don’t love the show, because I do, but it’s just become so hard these last couple of years.
“I wouldn’t be able to cope. Boot Camp is brutal – That Six Seat Challenge? I couldn’t do it.”
Oh babes, YOU. WON. THE. SHOW.
You would have been able to nab one of those coveted plastic chairs if you’d jumped on stage with Wagner’s bongos and sang Stevi Ritchie’s version of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
Despite not being too keen on the new, harsh, boot camp challenge, the 26-year-old is a fan of new judge Mel, saying: “She says it how it is – I’m loving her.”
And to that we say: WHO ISN’T?!
And if you’re wondering where the heck the ‘Start Without You’ singer has been lately (well, aside from starring in The Bodyguard that is), the answer is working hard in the studio, with the singer telling us: “I’ve been really busy recording an album and I am going to be going on tour next year.”
And that’s not ALL Alexandra’s fans have to look forward to – the big-hearted star is going to be letting her fans download this new album for free because she loves ‘em all to bits and “wants to give them a gift.”
And what better gift than the star’s album in its entirity.
We wonder if Alexandra’s old singing partner Bey will be getting herself a copy?
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